Grainy, tan, and a pain in the butt – literally. The stuff is very hard to get out of your clothes and off your skin.
However, if you take a closer look, you’ll see the true beauty of sand.
When sand is put under a microscope, the true identity of those very small grains are revealed.
Take a look below to see what we mean.
Yes, those are actual grains of sand! Microphotographer Dr. Gary Greenberg had to magnify the grains 300 times to capture the beauty of each grain.